A bodybuilding fanatic, who was once banned from entering St Helens, has been cleared of harassing a senior police officer.
Akinwale Arobieke, who was once dubbed in court ‘Purple Aki’, was accused of attempting to squeeze DI Lewis Hughes’ biceps during a bodybuilding event in Manchester.
It was also alleged that 52-year-old Arobieke then started harassing DI Hughes during other, similar events.
However, a judge at Manchester Crown Court directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts because of a complaint about remarks a witness made.
Arobieke was jailed for harassment in 2003 and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order banning him from touching mens’ muscles.